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Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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INTERACTIONS AMONG THE STATIONARY PHASE, THE MOBILE PHASE, AND THE SOLUTE IN LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHIC SYSTEMS, Zengbiao Li

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Eighteenth Century Men's Civilian Waistcoats, Frances Burroughs Loba

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Red Blood Cell Stability in Uremic Rats, Cecilia Mermel MacCallum

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Physical and Chemical Stability of Spray Dried Sugars and Protein-Sugar MolecuIar Mixtures for Inhalation, Venkatesh Naini

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Determinants of the New Entry of HMOs into A Medicare Risk Contract: A Resource Dependence-Diversification Model, Chih-Wen Pai

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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Ethanol in Healthy Volunteers: Effects of Input-Rate and Degree of Ethanol Exposure on Subjective and Objective Measures of Impairment, Vijay A. Ramchandani

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An Examination of the Relationship Among Job Satisfaction, Educational Satisfaction, and Post-Industrial Change for a Selected Sample of Graduates of Master’s Degree Programs in Business, 1970-1990, Sherry Tomlin Sandkam

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Fully Open Mouth, Louis M. Abbey

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The Computer Age and Planning: A Survey of Technological Infusion, Robert Skot Bayers

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Role of Perceived Competence in the Behavior of Socially Anxious Persons in Problem-Solving Groups, Scott D. Bradshaw

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The Relationship Between Physician Personality Type and Medical Malpractice Risk, Thomas H. Casey

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The Linkage Between Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Alternative Approaches to Minimizing Transaction Costs, Herng-Chia Chiu

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Attachment, Social Support, and Violence in Adolescent Delinquents, James R. Craft

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Statistical Methods for Detecting and Characterizing Departures from Additivity in Multi-Dimensional Drug/Chemical Mixtures, Kathryn S. Dawson

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An Empirical Examination of the Major Organizational Dimensions that Influence the Perceived Quality of Federal Personnel Office Services, John Elton Dunning

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Determinants of Continuity of Care for Persons Transitioning from State Psychiatric Facilities to Communities, Sarah P. Farrell

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Prevention as a Component of Homeless Policy: A Longer-Term Evaluation of the State of Virginia's Homeless Intervention Program, Emma Kathleen Flaherty

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Attorney and Judicial Perceptions of the Credibility of Expert Witnesses in Child Custody Cases, Michael T. Foot

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"COLD CASE" INVESTIGATIONS WITHIN FAIRFAX COUNTY: TURNING THE LIABILITY OF TIME INTO AN ASSET, Rodney L. Gohn

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The Role of Follicular Dendritic Cells in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Pathogenesis, Sonya Lynn Heath

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A NATIONAL SURVEY OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: AN ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT PRACTICE, ATTITUDES, AND TRAINING NEEDS REGARDING THE TRANSITION PROCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES, Katherine Josephine Inge

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The Iconography of the Sacred Mother of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, Julia Stephens May

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An Evaluation of a Program for Incarcerated Mothers: Parenting Training and the Enhancement of Self-Esteem, Alvin R. Moore

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Phosphorus Bearing Substrates in Ring Expansion Reactions, Bradley K. Norwood

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NMDA Receptor-mediated Synaptic Plasticity in Developing Mammalian Visual Pathways, Gregory S. Perens

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"Writing a Picture": Adolph Gottlieb's Rolling and Yoshihara Jiro's Red Circle on Black, Ginger Suzanne Russell

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Current Management of Computerized Personnel Files in Virginia Public Schools: A Legal and Policy Analysis, Andrew Jameson Smith

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The Impact of the Tau Mutation on Reproductive Function in the Golden Hamster, Eliza Leake Thomasson

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A generalized system performance model for object-oriented database applications, Ellen Moore Walk

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Observations on The Serial Killer Phenomenon: An Examination of Selected Behaviors of the Interstate Offender Contrasted with the Intrastate Offender, Eric W. Witzig

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ORGANIZATIONAL SLACK, EFFICIENCY, AND QUALITY OF CARE IN ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS, Kyung II Youn

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Regulatory Analysis of Vimentin Expression in Metastatic Versus Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer Cell Lines, Danielle N. Bird

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Expression, Purification and Characterization of Hepatitis C Virus Core Protein from E.Coli Using a Chemically Synthesized Gene (1), and Cloning, Expression, Purification and Characterization of the Major Core Protein (P26) from Equine Infectious Anaemia Virus, Ashley James Birkett

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A Causal Model of Hospital Volume, Structure and Process Indicators, and Surgical Outcomes, Myra Boles

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Review of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene and its Role in Gliomas, James Dearing Christian

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The Impact of Advanced Information Technologies on Architecture and Engineering Design Firms: A Field Study, McDonald Davis III

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ADVERTISING BUDGET REDUCTION IMPACTS ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS : Evaluation of Virginia State Parks 1994 Advertising Campaign, Lois Ann delBueno

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Predictors of General and Dating-Related Conflict Among Parents and Middle Adolescents: The Active Role of the Adolescent, Bonnie Brodzeller Dowdy

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Synthesis as a Method for Elaboration, Polly Johnson

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The impact of telecommuting on the supervisory performance appraisal process, Margaret A. Klayton

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Einstein's Equations in Vacuum Spacetimes with Two Spacelinke Killing Vectors Using Affine Projection Tensor Geometry, Miles D. Lawrence

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The Standardized Influence Matrix and Its Applications to Generalized Linear Models, Jiandong Lu

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Characterization of fibroblasts with a unique defect in processing antigens with disulfide bonds, Brian J. Merkel

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Validation of a Virginia Work Release Risk Prediction Model: A Methodology For the Improvement of the Reliability of Correctional Decision Makers, William Nathan Osborne Jr.

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MONITORING NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKADE AT THE ADDUCTOR POLLICIS AND ORBICULARIS OCULI WITH SPLIT DOSING OF MIVACURIUM CHLORIDE, Stephen F. Palmerton

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Florine Stettheimer: a Re-Appraisal of the Artist in Context, Melissa (Liles) Parris

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CLONING, EXPRESSION, PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DOMAIN B OF WHEAT GERM AGGLUTININ, Ann C. Rice

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The Relationship Between Task Performance And Perceived Quality Of Life Of Families With Adopted Special-Needs Children, Bibhuti Kumar Sar

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MODULATION OF THE HUMORAL IMMUNE RESPONSE BY THE SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, Tracey Lynn Spriggs

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Adjusting Holt-Winters Exponential Smoothing for External Intervention: A Mathematical Technique for Making Quasi-Judgmental Adjustments For Anticipated Changes, Daniel Wayne Williams

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Radiosurgery for Malignant Brain Tumors, Michael Jino Yun

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Design and Evaluation of an Augmentative Communication Aid for Multiply Impaired Individuals, Mark S. Annett

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An Investigation of Bank Lending Practices To Test Portfolio Theory and Theories of Credit Rationing and Customer Relationships, Christine Chmura

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Comparison of Succinylcholine Induced Fasciculation Attenuation with Defasciculating Doses of Vecuronium and Mivacurium Based on Ideal Body Weight, Marvin E. Early

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PERCEIVED IMPORTANCE OF CLINICAL TEACHING CHARACTERISTICS FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL FACULTY, William Hartland Jr.

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Immunomodulatory Effects of Transforming Growth Factor-β on T Lymphocytes, Thomas Harris Inge

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A PROMOTER REARRANGEMENT AND A SECOND PROMOTER IN THE HUMAN C-MYB PROTO-ONCOGENE, Sarah Margaret Jacobs

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IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY MECHANISMS OF GENES ENCODING CITRATE SYNTHASE IN THE YEAST Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Christine Smith Kell

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Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome: Genetic Studies and Biochemical Characterization of Human Fatty Aldehyde Dehydrogenase, Todd L. Kelson

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The Diffusion of Public Defenders in Virginia: A Study in Organization Adaption and the Relationships Between Values, Decisionmaking Processes, and Organizational Output, Cyril Woodvil Miller, Jr.

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Relationships Among the Distribution of Terminal Fields of Sensory Afferent Projections to the Deep layers of the Superior Colliculus within the Cat, Wayne Thomas Shaia

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Subjectivity Of Estimating Blood Loss Among Health Care Providers In The Operating Room, Hugh Andrew Siegel

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Mechanisms of Complement Resistance by Pathogenic Naegleria fowleri Amoebae, Denise Marie Toney

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Oculomotor Deficits in Diseases of the Basal Ganglia: Parkinson's and Huntington's Diseases, Todd B. Baird

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Mature Women Students: Effects of the Gender Division of Labor on Education, Sarah Jane Brubaker

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Regulation of Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase Activity in Rat Pancreatic Acini, Bruce R. Conway

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Rituals, Cindy Lynn Cunningham

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A Study of Virginia Public-school Affiliated GED Instructors Who Teach Writing Skills for the Essay Component of the GED Writing Skills Test, Rodger Leonard Doss

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Adolescents' Perceptions of the Effects of School-Based Family Life Education on Utilization of Parents as a Resource for Problem Solving and for Sex-Specific Information, Bonnie B. Dowdy

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SEQUENCE SPECIFICITY OF TENIPOSIDE-INDUCED DELETION AND INSERTION MUTATIONS AT THE APRT LOCUS OF CHINESE HAMSTER CELLS, Yi-Hong Han

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The Effect of Tourniquet Application On Systemic Coagulation, Christa Choate Hudalla

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Weird People, Joy Marie Humphrey

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Evidence That Nicotine Can Acutely Desensitize Central Nicotinic Cholinergic Receptors In Vivo, John Randolph James

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I Have Kept My Heart Yellow: Stories, Eileen A. Joy

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THE EFFECT OF BODY POSITION CHANGES ON ARTERIAL OXYGEN SATURATION IN OBESITY AS MEASURED NONINVASIVELY BY PULSE OXIMETRY, Anna Marie Angela Klosterman

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PHARMACOLOGICAL MANIPULATION OF PROTEIN KINASE C MODULATES THE GROWTH AND LINEAGE COMMITMENT OF ENRICHED HUMAN MYELOID PROGENITOR CELLS INDUCED BY HEMATOPOIETIC GROWTH FACTORS, Fei Li

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MISSING DATA IN REPEATED MEASUREMENT STUDIES, Kejian Niu

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An analysis of the values influencing neonatal nurses' perceptions and behaviors in selected ethical dilemmas, Deborah A. Raines

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The Social Construction of Abortion, Alexis Lora Ruffin

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Stem Cell Factor in Mast Cell and Schwann Cell Proliferation and Hyperplasia, John Joseph Ryan

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EVALUATION OF QUANTITATIVE ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY FOR ASSESSMENT OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANT RESPONSE, Patricia W. Slattum

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Adult Sibling Loss: Family Dynamics and Individual Adult Sibling Loss: Family Dynamics and Individual Characteristics, Stephen D. Stahlman

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Resonance Raman spectra of chloroperoxidase reaction intermediates, Ann Marie G. Sullivan

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Mechanisms of Regulation of the Human c-myb Proto-oncogene During Myelomonocytic Differentiation, Lawrence H. Boise

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Divine Imagination: Correlations Between the Kabbalah and the Works of William Blake, Mikell Waters Brown

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Finessing for the Queen of Trumps, Ann Burrus

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An Empirical Investigation of a Choice of Accounting Method for Investments by Colleges and Universities: Positive Accounting Theory Applied in a Not-For-Profit Environment, Bruce W. Chase

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The Problem of Mutual Exclusion: A New Distributed Solution, Rajeev Chawla

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Perceptual and Cognitive Abnormality Model of Hypochondriasis: Psychological Correlates of Amplification and Misinterpretation, James R. Craft

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The Effects of Carboxyl-group Specific Modification and Triiodo-L-thyronine on Cardiac Sodium Channels, Samuel C. Dudley

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Job Satisfaction of Nurse Anesthesia Faculty: A Preliminary Study, James Patrick Embrey

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THE EFFECTS OF CONCENTRIC AND ECCENTRIC CONTRACTIONS PERFORMED AT EQUAL POWER LEVELS ON SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBER HYPERTROPHY, Thomas Philip Mayhew

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IDENTIFICATION OF DQ ALPHA POLYMORPHISM USING THE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION, Richard Mello

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EFFECTS OF 2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD) ON THE IN VITRO ANTIBODY RESPONSE: Differential effects on the B lymphocyte depending on the state of in vivo activation and the modulation by serum-derived growth factors, Dale L. Morris

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A Case Study of an Effective Board of Directors of a Nonprofit Organization: Perceptions, Processes, Characteristics, and Diversity, Marcia Cohen Penn

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Classification of Newborns Based on Maturity Rating and Intrauterine Growth at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Lydia Holmes Sund

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Geriatic Nurse Practitioner's Health Promotive Behaviors: A Test of Theory of Reasoned Action, Sandra L. Venegoni

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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A Study of Art Unions in the United States of America in the Nineteenth Century, Jane Aldrich Dowling Adams

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From Constructivism to Deconstructivism, Gladys Brenner

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Adolescent Pregnancy and Loneliness, Estelle M. Brodeur